Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


The award-winning on-the-spot solution. Helps dry up pesky problems overnight. Features Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Calamine.


Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid

How To Use

DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on the surface blemish; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do NOT use on broken skin.

Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

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  • Would you apply moisturizer before or after applying this...4 Answers
  • Does this irritate your skin?4 Answers
  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Mariana C.
Beeville, TX
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My absolute favorite spot treatment. For smaller break outs it works over night, for larger ones it may take a couple days but never too long. Scarring is minimal if there even is any. If you're looking for something natural and effective, you've found it!
Elizabeth B.
Bowling Green, KY
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is literally my go-to anytime I have a breakout. I just apply some before I go to bed and it helps to minimize or get rid of everything! The smell can be a little much but I get that most acne products have that smell. Overall an amazing product!
Claire H.
West Warwick, RI
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This thing works! I don't know how but it does! When I see a pimple coming up, I just place a dab on it overnight and bam pure magic it is gone the next day. Swear this product is like witchcraft highly recommend and it is a great value for the price
Miranda T.
Carthage, MS
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is most amazing product for acne or pimples I have found!! Great value for you money. It is $17 but you get so much product and it works amazing. It does burn slightly when first applied to a pimple but works amazingly. No room for improvement!!! 
Adrianna V.
Ashland, VA
3 reviews
This stuff works great. It doesn't smell very good, I don't really mind the smell. I usually just a little bit, keep it on for about 3 minutes and the acne is smaller and I do it for about 2 days and it's gone
Tara S.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I do like this product but for a $17 product the packaging is a bit cheap but it does help pimples just make sure to moisturize after using probably wouldn't buy again because of the high price point it's still a good product and I do adore this brand
Sarah C.
Jacksonville, FL
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the best spot treatment on the market! I tried this and instantly saw a difference. It's a great value and on the more affordable end. I love the simple packaging and there's nothing bad to say about it! Also,it's cruelty free and a little goes a long way.
Lauren B.
Nashville, TN
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Holy grail product! I previously used the Kate Somerville drying lotion (which is very expensive) and this works just as well, if not better! I put this on any breakouts that I have before going to sleep and when I wake up, they're gone! This is a must have.
Courtney S.
Cincinnati, OH
205 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I use this when I have a big ol' zit, I put it in at night and the next morning it is noticeably smaller. If I use this a few days in a row the zit will be completely gone! It lasts a long time and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I bought mine at Ulta
Mahshad A.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product really gets rid of your pimples!! As someone who struggles with acne, this is a life saver!!! I put just a little bit on with a q-tip and my pimple was barely visible the next day! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!!! Truly a game changer!!
Gaby O.
Burlington, NJ
12 reviews
I've heard a lot about this drying lotion or like other girls call it "pimple cream". How many of you have tried it and honestly have had a good out come? Would be nice to hear from the girls next door 🙂
Gina d.
Branford, CT
217 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
Heather C.
15 reviews
Has the alcohol in the product irritated your skin?
Miranda L.
Placentia, CA
11 reviews
Is this good for dry skin?

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